Saving 80,000 Gold in an Another World for Retirement - Chapter 246
To Each Feeling
~A certain sailor’s POV~
Her Excellency Mitsuha von Yamano, a young lord of the neighboring territory who easily captured us, <The Hime-Miko who received the grace of the goddess>. It is said that because of her unimaginable behavior, people saying she has <a childlike appearance and a child mentally>……
But, well, she’s been pretty good to us.
Normally, an ordinary sailor like me who suddenly comes to invade their country, gets beaten back, and captured would be treated as a slave or even publicly executed as an example.
And yet, I was allowed to become a naturalized citizen, hired with a high salary as an instructor for the creation of this country’s navy, adored by young men with sparkling eyes who called me <sir> and <instructor>, …And, and what’s more, a lovely lady asked me to go out with her!!
I’m glad I desperately remembered the language of this country…
Some of my friends still can’t speak the language here, but I tried my best to remember and further improve them. In my free time, I brought sweets for my neighbors and asked them to have a chat with me instead of paying for them.
While the others were drinking their sorrows away with their buddies, I continued to study hard and my efforts were rewarded……
Her Excellency, the Viscount, asked me, <Why are you only practicing with women?> I was scolded, but is there something wrong with that? From a male’s perspective, if you’re going to give someone candy and ask them to be your conversation partner, you’d rather have a pretty girl than a boy, right? Well, some people might say that boys are better, but I prefer girls. There’s nothing wrong with that, right?
Anyway, in my home country, I was a low-ranking sailor who was treated with long hours and low wages, and I would never have a chance with a woman, but here, I’m told that I’ll be paid quite well, have a technical job, and be treated as a normal citizen!
And in this area, which is a rural town, I am a very promising marriage partner……
Even if I teach them how to sail, it’s not like we’re going to be directly fighting against the homeland fleet, and since we’re so far away from another continent, there’s no way we’re going to have a big naval battle with a big fleet.
In the first place, I don’t know if we can reach the other continents…
Besides, I’m ready to fight for this country even if it comes to a war against my home country, Vanell Kingdom.
I owe nothing to the Vanell Kingdom, who did nothing for me and even forced me to live like a slave.
I can even fight the devil for this country that treats me as a human being and for the woman I love……
Then, one day, the Viscount gave me some surprising information.
The probability of the Norse kingdom messing with the Vanell kingdom and having a fleet battle is very high, she said.
But the Vanell kingdom is far away from here. It’s so far away that we would have to sail for months to reach it.
And what can you do with the three old ships that were about to be decommissioned and a crew that was not well trained and was being loaned out for expeditionary voyages?
Well, no matter what I think, there’s nothing I can do because of the distance I’m currently in……
[So, I would like to send out a volunteer fleet from our country to support the Vanel Kingdom……] Mitsuha
But what are you going to do about the months of travel distance?
[By the power of the Goddess, we will move in an instant.] Mitsuha
That’s scary! The goddess power?!
But aren’t the Vanel Kingdom and this country at war?
[Only for one day, these three ships will return to their original affiliation, the Vanel Expeditionary Fleet, and participate as the Vanel Kingdom’s ships for one last time.
I know they’ll never be able to go back to your homeland, but with the help of the Goddess, why don’t we make one last grand fireworks display? If we do well, something good may come of it for the families of both of our country……
Of course, you’ll all get a military allowance from us.] Mitsuha
We’ve got to ride this big wave. This, big wave!
And then, there was the Cariard, the flagship of the expedition fleet, which took the lead for the first time in a few months.
My charming apprentices run around in front of me, frantically working on their sails.
What am I standing here for?
For my home country, Vanell kingdom?
For my parents, brother and sisters I left behind in that country?
No, that’s no it!
I, as a citizen of Zegreus kingdom, will stand against its enemies with my apprentices!
This mission was on a volunteer basis. If I wanted to refuse, I could turn it down without any penalty.
But I’m standing here, right now.
This battle is what I wanted.
It wasn’t a battle that I was forced into and didn’t want to participate in. It’s not like before.
This place belongs to no one.
This is my…
This is my battlefield!
[……Mitsuha, what have you been doing sneaking around lately?] Count Bozes
One day, Count Bozes suddenly told me such a thing.
[Eh? No, nothing…] Mitsuha
This is bad. Is he suspicious of my absence due to the new continent?
However, the new continent is something I’m doing on my own. Even the first fund, the gold, was only borrowed from the king, and it was my own expense afterward.
……And I’ve already recovered what I spent, so I’m pretty much in the black, but that’s the money that I’m using to bluff my way in and to prove that I’m wealthy, so I can’t collect it yet.
[…………] Count Bozes
Oh no, he’s getting suspicious as hell……
Colette and Sabine are the only two people on this continent who know that I am doing a lot of things in the new continent.
I’ve had transferred people from the fishing village to help with the creation of the small sailboats and even my maids to act as the spirit of the ship, but that was just a short, simple job, and I didn’t tell them where it was or what the job details, so it’s not a problem.
However, I’ve told Count-sama that my transition ability was not really a big burden, so when I don’t show up for a while, he might think that I’m staying for a long time in either the royal capital or in my territory…… But why did he think I was doing something?
I guess I’d better confirm this properly. It might be the type of case where the wound will get bigger later if left unattended.
[Ano……, Count-sama, how did you know that I’m doing something?] Mitsuha
Looking at Count-sama’s face, I asked nervously. And he replied…….
[Mitsuha, are you secretly attending some party or visiting other aristocratic homes without informing us?] Count Bozes
[Where did you get that fro……?] Mitsuha
[You’ve lost……. Now, confess!] Count Bozes
[Uuuuuuu!… But how did you find out?…] Mitsuha
Yes, I need to know that! for future reference…….
From a spy? From an informant?
[The only time Mitsuha eats for free is at a party or when she gets a free meal from a noble family’s table, right? And I can guess the approximate frequency.
Then again, you’ve obviously been to quite a few more parties and dinners than I’ve been able to keep track of, haven’t you? What in the world is that faction you are in contact with?] Count Bozes
Oh, that’s right, you’re curious about that kind of thing. It’s a big problem for Count-sama, isn’t it?
It’s rumored that I’m about to be promoted to a marquis. After all, I’m an ally of Marquis Icebringer, I’m well-liked by the royal family, I’m well known as Hime-Miko of Thunder, and I’m a key member of the navy that was established recently. I’m not sure what to make of this, but I’m sure it’s a good idea. I’m going to be the most powerful in any faction in the kingdom. But if I’m having an affair with another faction there, everyone would be impatient. Like finding your two-timing lover having an affair <Why is there a lipstick mark on Eri’s shirt?> something like that……
Anyway, how did he know that I was at parties or banquets somewhere else?
If I don’t understand it, I can’t use it as a reference…
Count-sama’s line of sight.
Not on my meekly, modest chest……, but a little lower, around my stomach…….
[Gi?] Count Bozes